SOUTHFIELD, Mich.- The Lawrence Technological University (Mich.) men's soccer team (0-4) will be back on the road, as their home opener was spoiled by inclement weather. They will be traveling to Huntington University (Ind.) for a match vs. the (4-1-1) Foresters. The match is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th and will begin at 3:00pm EDT.
It has been a tough start to the season for the Blue Devils, and lightning in the area vs. Spring Arbor University (Mich.) ruined the home opener. They will be looking to get their season on the right track in the Saturday afternoon matchup.
In four games for the Blue Devils, their offense has been lead by Michael Avila, Nico Rodriguez, and Jaccob Soy. Each of them has one goal on the year. Rodriguez leads the team in shots with nine. Riley Alexander was in the net in their last game vs. Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) and allowed one goal and had five saves in the match. Keep these names in mind as Saturday's matchup unwinds.
The Foresters will be looking for their fourth straight victory. Their lone loss of the Foresters' season was to a WHAC rival of the Blue Devils, Madonna University (Mich.). The Foresters lost this game by a score of 2-0. Leading the offense for the Foresters is Caleb Sexton. Sexton has nine shots on goal and two of these shots have found the back of the net. He also has one assist on the year. In the net will be Gabe Greenfield. Greenfield has a save percentage of .875 this year, and has a goals allowed per game average under one.
Head Coach Will Dyer had this to say when asked about the key to winning this match, "We're just focused on ourselves and to improve each and every day together. Day by day and game by game. We've seen glimpses of how were capable of playing, the boys need to play that way a full 90, capitalize on opportunities and stop the individual mistakes." Dyer knows that Huntington will be giving the Blue Devils everything they have, "He (Huntington Head Coach, Russ Lawson) will have his boys ready for us as they are a National Tournament team with amazing players that work hard for each other. We will need to out work them and we just need to play our game, enjoy ourselves and just focus on playing Huntington, nothing else matters."